The LiftGrabber Project is a 100% free car share service that connects people who have spare seats with those looking for a lift.
What Is Car Sharing?
If there is more than one person within a private car, this is classed as car sharing. Most of us have shared a car with friends and family at least once. The LiftGrabber Project intends to connect people who need a lift with those who have empty seats in their car, there are several benefits to car sharing these include –
– Sharing the increasing cost of travel/commuting – Reduce our carbon footprint – Cuts pollution – Can reduce parking costs/problems – Reduce Traffic congestion – Networking and meeting new people.
To our knowledge LiftGrabber is the only family run car share site on the internet.
Join the LiftGrabber project and make the UK and greener place.
Serrinha, Barroca, Teofilandia and Biritinga are four cities in Brazil that have taken steps to reduce their water consumption footprint, they have implemented several ideas, one of which is switching their schools meals from a standard diet to 100% vegan.
The project has been called the Sustainable School project (Escola Sustentável) which has been driven by the HSI ( Humane Society International ). By 2019 over 30,000 will be given 100% vegan meals, this will amount to over 23 million meals a year.
The projects launched only a few weeks ago, the first steps included culinary training their staff and making sure all ingredients are locally sourced.
Besides the obvious animal welfare concerns, animal agriculture uses up huge amounts of water, energy and land. Raising animals for food is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions.
A recent conference in Glasgow seems to think this could be a reality. Several spokespeople from the industry showed concern that there was too many alternatives (plant based), in fact their concern put a time limit on their own industry (10 years), unless something changes for them. The chief executive of trade (Dairy UK), Judith Byron said they are launching a new campaign to promote there industry and attempt to fight the growing negativity image the industry has.
A sustainability consultant (Judith Capper) said, “While vegans comprise a small portion of the population in the UK, their collective ethical message or very loud voices is making an impact“.
“There is a need in the dairy sector for some myth busting,” Capper said. “If consumers don’t buy our products—milk, cream, butter, cheese, etc.—we will not have a dairy industry in five to 10 years.” Professor Patrick Wall of Dublin University pointed the panelists to other competitors set to challenge the appeal of animal dairy milk. “We also have a United States firm going into production next year with a cow-free milk product called Perfect Day,”
Patrick Walls also said. “It is animal-free milk. They have cut out the middleman, as in the cow.” .
Lets hope we the dairy industry listens to changes to a more ethical plant based alternative. We can only live in hope..
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